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that has a pen that can sign that, and it's something that john boehner has to take to the floor of the house and get past the floor of the house. the house is under republican control, so the president ought to be working with john boehner to find a solution that the house can pass and the president will sign if the president really was interested in signing it. the ridiculous offer by tim geithner really showed how completely unwilling this president is to look for a solution. >> well, i think no member of the house or the senate or the president should go on vacation before you've handled this. >> i think he has a vacation already planned. >> i know he does, but you know what? you guys have had a year and a half of knowing this problem exists, that everyone took off all the fall. the president and everybody ran for office who was up for office took off the entire fall. we paid all your salaries, and you didn't work, and now you've got this deadline of january 1, and you all think -- not sorry you, but you think you can take these expensive vacations or not expensive or take va
and call john boehner and harry reid? isn't what they're paid for you? sir, you've been quoted as saying we need to cut more spending, but do it in a smart with a that keeps our economy growing. what's a smart way? >> a not smart way to do it is to cut medical research, cut law enforcement. a lot of these proposals over the last couple years by the republicans in the house and senate makes those kinds of cuts. that doesn't make any sense. >> greta: what's a smart w cut d in 2011. we came together in the debate about the debt ceiling and rhode islanandreduced spending by alma trillion dollars. the problem right now is that we have an opportunity right now -- the house should do this -- to pass the tax cut that we passed in the senate. you take care of making sure that middle income families have their tax rates in place. you can settle that question as soon as the -- >> greta: let me stop you there. as i understand it, if that's done, let's say that the tax rates only go up on those who make $250,000 or more per year, i'm told that the amount of revenue for that would satisfy paying for the
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